The Identity Of The Gerber Baby Was A Mystery For Almost 100 Years…Until Now

The Gerber Baby is one of the most recognizable symbols of all time, and since its debut in 1928, rumors have circulated about who the model was. Popular candidates at the time included actresses Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Seymour, but nobody knew for sure the identity of the adorable baby.

Nobody…except for Ann Turner Cook, that is. Watch the mystery novelist and retired English teacher explain how she came to be an icon and why she kept it secret for so long.

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Mrs. Cook seems incredibly humble about her remarkable influence! Can you believe the artist was only paid $300 for the iconic Gerber Baby image that’s still being used nearly 100 years later?

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